All posts under "Player Commentary" - Page 109

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 5th

    Brett Cecil - Cecil was outstanding again last night, this time going eight innings and allowing only one run to the Yankees in a 6-1 victory. Cecil has only been hit hard once in nine times out this year, and...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 5th, 2010

    Carlos Zambrano (SP—Cubs) Carlos Zambrano’s return to the starting rotation didn’t work out the way he or the Cubs intended as he took his fourth loss of the season against the Astros. Zambrano wasn’t able to get out of the...

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    NL Daily Notes - June 4th, 2010

    Stephen Strasburg: Strasburg made his final minor league start on Thursday, throwing another 5 shutout innings and lowering his minor league ERA to 1.30 and 0.80 WHIP in 11 starts. He posted a tremendous 65/13 K:BB Rate over his 55...

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    AL Player Report - June 4, 2010

    Jayson Nix: With Mark Teahen out for at least a month, Nix should pick up starts at 3B. When first called up last year he hit with power, but over the 2nd half of the season it was just league...

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    AL Player Spotlight

    Miguel Tejada- BAL- Hot- With a BHIPx of .234, some regression to the mean is expected for Tejada. Yesterday might have been the beginning of that. He went 3-for-4 against the Yankees with 2 doubles and a run scored. Since...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 3, 2010

    David Wright (3B - Mets) - Is that David Wright or did Mark Reynolds put on a Mets uniform? The 2010 Wright story continues to be twofold: homeruns and strikeouts. While his power is back with an AB/HR of 14.7,...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 3, 2010

    American League 3 Jeremy Hellickson TB SP A This is getting ridiculous. 7-4-0-0-0-7 last time out. 67:12 K:BB in 65 IP. 5 Kyle Drabek TOR SP A 8-4-0-0-1-4 last time out. 3.06 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 3.6 BB/9. August debut? 10...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - June 3, 2010

    American League 3 Jeremy Hellickson TB SP A This is getting ridiculous. 7-4-0-0-0-7 last time out. 67:12 K:BB in 65 IP. 5 Kyle Drabek TOR SP A 8-4-0-0-1-4 last time out. 3.06 ERA, 7.3 K/9, 3.6 BB/9. August debut? 10...

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    NL Player Report - June 2, 2010

    Brad Penny: Penny, who has been out with a strained lat muscle, is about two weeks away from returning. Prior to the injury, Penny was putting up good numbers, 3.23 ERA in 9 starts, with solid skills support, 5.7 K/9,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - June 1st

    Matt Holliday - Holliday doubled and walked yesterday, finishing May with a five-game hitting streak in which he hasn't struck out once. Looking at his past three or four years though, Holliday really seems to be slowing down early in...

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    AL Player Spotlight - June 1, 2010

    Kevin Kouzmanoff (3B - A's) - I wouldn't exactly call his one hit on Monday a "breakout," but it was a step in the right direction after going hitless in the first three games of the series against the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 31, 2010

    Max Scherzer (SP-DET) – Once in awhile, a pitcher just needs a simple jolt of confidence. It doesn’t often mean that rebuild happens in Triple-A, but that’s exactly what happened with Max Scherzer. Sunday was Scherzer’s first start since his...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 31, 2010

    Ubaldo Jimenez – How good has Ubaldo Jimenez been in 2010? Well, let’s count the ways. His “worst” start was April 11th against the Padres when he allowed 2 ER in 6 innings of work. He’s yielded 1 HR in...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - May 30, 2010

    Justin Morneau 1B (MIN) – Morneau is currently sporting a career high .372 batting average. Unfortunately for owners, it’s likely not sustainable. Morneau has hit over .300 only once in his career, back in 2006, and his current .337 singles...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 29th, 2010

    Mike Redmond- CLE- FYI- Redmond has turned into Fausto Carmona’s personal catcher. That predictability can be good in a backup catcher, since you can figure out when to insert him in the lineup if you own him. But, is Redmond...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 29th, 2010

    Matt Cain (SP—Giants) Matt Cain pitched a gem of a game Friday night against the D-Backs allowing just 1 hit for a 5-0 win. The five runs the Giants scored for him must have seemed like a wealth of riches...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 28th, 2010

    Dan Haren: I thought this was the Dan Haren we got during the 2nd half? The guy who struggled to keep the ball in the park and as a result struggled to pitch to his peripherals. This year the situation...

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    NL Player Spotlight - 5/27/2010

    Conor Jackson (1B - Diamondbacks) - What has happened to Conor Jackson? In 2006 and 2007, Jackson averaged a HR for every 32.3 and 27.7 at-bats. He struggled a bit in 2008, dropping his AB/HR to 45.0 with only 12...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 27, 2010

    Francisco Liriano – After allowing just 3 ER in 29 IP in April, Liriano had struggled through his first 4 starts in May by yielding 16 ER in 23 IP. But Wednesday, the left hander stymied the Yankees’ offense surrendering...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 27, 2010

    American League 3 Jeremy Hellickson TB SP A 8-1-0-0-1-5 in last start. Might be in big leagues now if he pitched for one of other 29 teams. 4 Mike Montgomery KC SP A Best start yet in AA last time...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 26th, 2010

    Anibal Sanchez- FLA- Caution- Sanchez threw 116 pitches yesterday after throwing 119 in his previous start. This kind of workload is unprecedented in his major league career. Sanchez did have a quality start, but was a bit wilder (4 BB...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 26th, 2010

    Vladimir Guerrero (DH—Rangers) Vladimir Guerrero continues to put the “S” in Sizzle as he has been hot, hot, hot! Tuesday night Guerrero went 3-for-5 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. For those who may have had doubts about the...

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    AL Player Spotlight - May 25, 2010

    We have a good pitching matchup tonight in the Inner Harbor when Jeremy Guthrie and Dallas Braden lock horns. Guthrie has strung together three straight quality starts and he has been outstanding in his last two, giving up 2 earned...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 25th

    Johan Santana - To piggyback onto Drew's comment of a few weeks ago, here are a few more stats that illustrate the decline of one of the better pitchers of this generation: his contact% against has risen to its highest...

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    AL Player Spotlight - April 24th

    Michael Young - Young has been scorching in May, as another double and a homer yesterday bring his monthly line to 382/456/551. At age 33, most of Young's indicators have been pointing toward the negative for a few years now,...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 24, 2010

    Blake DeWitt (2B-LAD) – We haven’t updated DeWitt since May 3, so it’s time. Sunday, DeWitt was 2-for-3 with a run scored to bring his batting line to .286/.366/.403. The first two numbers are fine, as is a 0.79 EYE,...

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    Prospect Central '10 - Week 7

    Drew Storen - P Nationals In my fantasy career, I have, more than once, cut a pitcher during his appearance but I don't know how many pitchers in major league history have been promoted to the majors during a relief...

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    AL Daily Player Spotlight - May 23, 2010

    Gavin Floyd SP (CHW) - Floyd is a bit of an enigma. Last season his 4.06 ERA didn’t indicate how well he pitched as his xFIP was 3.69 thanks to a solid 2.76 K/BB ratio. This season his K/9 has...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 23, 2010

    Josh Willingham – Willingham crushed his 7th HR of the season Saturday and is now hitting .260/.420/.481 with 25 RBI. A cheap source of power, the outfielder owns a career .212 ISO and has tallied 26, 21 and 24 HRs...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 22nd, 2010

    Tim Hudson (SP—Braves) If there are any fantasy owners that are not giving Tim Hudson his due then you need to look again at what he has done this season so far. With a dominant performance over the Pirates on...

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    AL Daily Notes - May 22nd, 2010

    Mike Napoli: Napoli homered for the 4th time in May and the 2nd time this week, raising his May line to .298/.365/.649. The power is coming back in a big way as he’s picked up 12 extra base hits in...

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    NL Daily Notes - May 21st, 2010

    Rickie Weeks: Weeks is mired in an extended and painful slump as another 0-4 on Thursday dragged his average down to .243 and made him just 20 for his last 109 with 37 K’s in that span. The extremely high...

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    AL Player Report - May 21, 2010

    Mike Aviles: Aviles has been on fire since rejoining the Royals, 2/3/.375 in 64 AB. Don’t count on it lasting, as he is enjoying an inflated .358 BHIP%, is hitting with below average power, and he has yet to take...

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    NL Player Spotlight - May 20, 2010

    Jon Garland (SP - Padres) - Jon Garland's streak of quality starts was broken on Wednesday with one of his lesser performances of 2010. Leading up to yesterday's game, Garland had 5 consecutive quality starts before he went 5.0 IP...

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    Prospect Spreadsheet Updates - May 20, 2010

    American League 11 Brett Wallace TOR 1B A- 70% CT% 2 weeks ago up to 74% now. .987 OPS means bat may be ready. 13 Mike Trout LAA OF A- How's this?: .372 in Apr, .373 in May. 1.018 OPS...

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    AL Player Notes - May 19, 2010

    Josh Beckett – Josh Beckett couldn’t escape the 5th inning against the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing 5 Runs (3 ER) on 5 Hits and 3 Walks in just 4 2/3 innings. Beckett now owns an ugly 7.29 ERA and 1.66...